LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 21, 2021) — The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce the 40th annual AVCA Division I All-America Teams for women's volleyball.
Each of the three AVCA All-America Teams is comprised of 14 athletes. The AVCA All-America Honorable Mentions are selected in combination with all players named Conference Player of the Year and a group of 30 additional athletes identified by the All-America Committee. The Division I AVCA National Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year will be announced on April 22nd.
This year’s class is led by a trio of three-time AVCA All-Americans: Kentucky Setter Madison Lilley, Wisconsin Middle Blocker Dana Rettke, and Minnesota Outside Hitter Stephanie Samedy.
The selections were made by the AVCA Division I All-America Committee: Chair: Erin Lindsey, Santa Clara; Keith Barnett, Air Force; Jesse Mahoney, Colorado; Lindsey Gray-Walton, Oklahoma; Mike Gawlik, Central Michigan; Vicki Brown, Iowa; Brandon Rosenthal, Lipscomb; Tom Mendoza, South Carolina; Sabrina King, Princeton; Shaun Kupferbert, Howard.
|Brionne Butler||University of Texas||MB||JR|
|Grace Cleveland+||Purdue University||OH||JR|
|Samantha Drechsel||University of Washington||RS||SR|
|Dani Drews&^||University of Utah||OH||SR|
|Logan Eggleston!||University of Texas||OH||JR|
|Sydney Hilley&^||University of Wisconsin||S||SR|
|Madison Lilley!^@||University of Kentucky||S||SR|
|Ella May Powell+||University of Washington||S||JR|
|Yossiana Pressley&||Baylor University||OH||SR|
|Dana Rettke@*$||University of Wisconsin||MB||SR|
|Stephanie Samedy!*$||University of Minnesota||OH||SR|
|Avery Skinner||University of Kentucky||OH||SR|
|Lauren Stivrins!*||University of Nebraska||MB||SR|
|Alli Stumler+||University of Kentucky||OH||JR|
|Lauren Barnes||University of Wisconsin||L||SR|
|T'ara Ceasar||University of Florida||OH||R-JR|
|Kylie Deberg!||University of Missouri||OH||SR|
|Nicklin Hames||University of Nebraska||S||JR|
|Claire Hoffman||University of Washington||OH||JR|
|Kenzie Koerber!||University of Utah||OH||SR|
|Emily Londot||Ohio State University||RS||FR|
|Kayla Lund!||University of Pittsburgh||OH||SR|
|Lauren Matthews||Western Kentucky University||MB||JR|
|Chinaza Ndee||University of Pittsburgh||RS/MB||SR|
|Brooke Nuneville||University of Oregon||OH||JR|
|Anna Stevenson||University of Louisville||MB||SR|
|Azhani Tealer||University of Kentucky||MB||SO|
|Mariana Brambilla||Georgia Tech||OH||JR|
|Gabby Curry||University of Kentucky||L||SR|
|Tori Dilfer||University of Louisville||S||SR|
|Kennedy Eschenberg||Brigham Young University||MB||SR|
|Lauren Forte||University of Florida||MB||R-JR|
|Jhenna Gabriel||University of Texas||S||JR|
|Kaitlyn Hord&||Penn State University||MB||JR|
|Taryn Knuth||Florida State University||MB||JR|
|Nicole Lennon||Rice University||OH||SR|
|Caitlyn Newton||Purdue University||OH||SR|
|Jamie Peterson||University of Dayton||OH||R-JR|
|Devyn Robinson||University of Wisconsin||MB/RS||FR|
|Lexi Sun+||University of Nebraska||OH||SR|
|Roxie Wiblin||University of San Diego||OH||SR|
& indicates 2019 AVCA First-Team All-American selection
! indicates 2019 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection
+ indicates a 2019 AVCA Third-Team All-American selection
* indicates 2018 AVCA First-Team All-America selection
^ indicates 2018 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection
# indicates 2018 AVCA Third-Team All-America selection
$ indicates 2017 AVCA First-Team All-America selection
@ indicates 2017 AVCA Second-Team All-America selection
% indicates 2017 AVCA Third-Team All-America selection
2021 Division I AVCA Freshman of the Year: Announced April 22
2021 Division I AVCA Player of the Year: Announced April 22
|Rachel Ahrens||Pepperdine University||OH/RS||JR|
|Efronsini Alexakou||St. John's University||OH||JR|
|Taylen Ballard-Nixon||Brigham Young University||OH||SR|
|Julia Bergmann||Georgia Tech||OH||SO|
|Rachel Bontrager||Western Michigan University||RS||SR|
|Abby Bottomley||High Point University||L||SR|
|Whitney Bower||Brigham Young University||S||SO|
|Melanie Brecka||University of Missouri - Kansas City||RS||JR|
|Edie Brewer||North Carolina A&T State University||S/RS||SR|
|Paige Briggs||Western Kentucky University||OH||SO|
|Haley Bush||Drake University||OH||SO|
|Hayley Bush||Purdue University||S||R-JR|
|Holly Carlton||University of Florida||RS||R-SR|
|Emma Clothier||Florida State University||MB||SO|
|Katie Crowe||Purdue University Fort Wayne||OH||SR|
|Leah Daniel||Elon University||OH||JR|
|Lauren Deaton||Samford University||OH||JR|
|Anna DeBeer||University of Louisville||OH||FR|
|Nadia Dieudonne||Western Kentucky University||S||SR|
|Skylar Fields||University of Texas||RS||SO|
|Molly Haggerty||University of Wisconsin||OH||R-SR|
|Thayer Hall||University of Florida||OH||JR|
|Lauren Harrison||Baylor University||OH||SO|
|Elizabeth Juhnke||University of South Dakota||OH||SO|
|Kamara Kelly||University of Albany||OH||SO|
|Lena Kindermann||Jacksonville State University||OH||JR|
|Madi Kubik||University of Nebraska||OH||SO|
|Taylor Landfair||University of Minnesota||OH||FR|
|Grace Loberg||University of Wisconsin||OH||SR|
|Olivia Lohmeier||Morehead State University||OH||SR|
|Alli Lowe||Colgate University||OH||SR|
|McKenna Melville||University of Central Florida||OH||JR|
|Marlie Monserez||University of Florida||S||JR|
|Anet Nemeth||Coastal Carolina University||OH||JR|
|Charley Niego||University of Notre Dame||OH||JR|
|Chiamaka Nwokolo||University of Pittsburgh||MB/RS||SO|
|Asjia O'Neal||University of Texas||MB||R-SO|
|Jena Otec||Purdue University||L||SR|
|Jonni Parker||Penn State University||RS||JR|
|Regan Pittman||University of Minnesota||MB||R-SR|
|Mac Podraza||Ohio State University||S||SO|
|Hannah Pukis||Washington State University||S||R-SO|
|Morgan Romano||Rider University||RS||SO|
|Shannon Scully||Pepperdine University||OH||SR|
|Erin Shomaker||Florida Gulf Coast||OH||SO|
|Madi Skinner||University of Kentucky||RS||FR|
|Kazna Tanuvasa||Utah Valley University||OH||JR|
|Jaela Zimmerman||Creighton University||OH||JR|
AVCA First-Team All-America
Brionne Butler, Texas, MB, Jr.
Stats: 2.11 K/S, .423 Hitting %, 1.54 B/S
Earns First Team All-America honors after Honorable Mention All-American in 2018.
Grace Cleveland, Purdue, OH, Jr.
Stats: 3.24 K/S, .295 Hitting %, 1.29 D/S, 1.39 B/S
Purdue's sixth First Team All-American in program history...Third Team All-American in 2019.
Samantha Drechsel, Washington, RS, Sr.
Stats: 3.47 K/S, .279 Hitting %, 2.47 D/S, 0.85 B/S
Joins teammate Ella May Powell as Washington's 17th and 18th First Team All-American's...Third Team All-American in 2019.
Dani Drews, Utah, OH, Sr.
Stats: 11.54 A/S, .299 Team Hitting %, 1.99 D/S, 0.76
Third AVCA All-American honor for Drews (2019: First Team, 2018: Second Team)... First Ute to earn multiple First Team All-America honors.
Logan Eggleston, Texas, OH, Jr.
Stats: 4.57 K/S, .323 Hitting %, .51 SA/S, 2.35 D/S, .55 B/S
32nd First Team All-American in program history.
Sydney Hilley, Wisconsin, S, Sr.
Stats: 10.86 A/S, .324 Team Hitting %, 2.39 D/S, 0.51 B/S
Third All-American honor (2019: First Team, 2018: Second Team)...Joined by teammate Danna Rettke as AVCA First Team All-Americans for the Badgers.
Madison Lilley, Kentucky, S, Sr.
Stats: 12.15 A/S, .362 Team Hitting %, 2.36 D/S, .65 B/S
Fourth AVCA All-American honor for Lilley and first as a First Team All-American...Joined by Avery Skinner and Alli Stumler as Wildcats to earn a First Team All-America nod.
Ella May Powell, Washington, S, Jr.
Stats: 10.23 A/S, .255 Team Hitting %, 2.41 D/S, 0.52 B/S
Second All-American honor... First time as a First Team All-American.
Yossiana Pressley, Baylor, OH, Sr.
Stats: 4.69 K/S, .249 Hitting %, 1.95 D/S, .57 B/S
Makes her second consecutive appearance on the AVCA First Team All-America list.
Dana Rettke, Wisconsin, MB, Sr.
Stats: 3.19 K/S, .423 Hitting %, 1.55 B/S
Fourth consecutive season making AVCA First Team All-America...Only sixth person to become a four-time AVCA First Team All-American.
Stephanie Samedy, Minnesota, OH, Sr.
Stats: 4.15 K/S, .279 Hitting %, .77 B/S
Fourth AVCA All-America honor and third AVCA First Team All-America honor (2018 + 2017: First Team, 2019: Second Team).
Avery Skinner, Kentucky, OH, Sr.
Stats: 3.77 K/S, .366 Hitting %, 0.66 B/S
First time receiving All-America honors and joins Alli Stumler and Madison Lilley as one of Kentucky's seven First Team All-Americans in program history.
Lauren Stivrins, Nebraska, MB, Sr.
Stats: 3.19 K/S, .471 Hitting %, 1.03 B/S
Three-time AVCA All-American (2019: Second Team, 2018: First Team).
Alli Stumler, Kentucky, OH, Jr.
Stats: 4.33 K/S, .337 Hitting %, 2.41 D/S, 0.40 B/S
Second consecutive All-America nod after a Second Team All-American in 2019.
AVCA Second-Team All-America
Lauren Barnes, Wisconsin, L, Sr.
Stats: 4.51 D/S, .137 Opponent Team Hitting %
Joins teammate Devyn Robinson as Wisconsin's 24th and 25th All-Americans.
T'ara Ceasar, Florida, OH, R-Jr.
Stats: 3.86 K/S, .250 Hitting %, .32 SA/S, 2.64 D/S, 0.43 B/S
Florida's 28th All-American in program history.
Kylie Deberg, Missouri, OH, Sr.
Stats: 4.76 K/S, .281 Hitting %, 2.09 D/S, 0.55 B/S
Two-time AVCA All-American (2019: Second Team).
Nicklin Hames, Nebraska, S, Jr.
Stats: 10.91 A/S, .270 Team Hitting %, .24 SA/S, 2.91 D/S, 0.35 B/S
Becomes Nebraska's 47th All-American in program history.
Claire Hoffman, Washington, OH, Jr.
Stats: 3.34 K/S, .233 Hitting %, 1.99 D/S
Joined by teammates Ella May Powell and Samantha Drechsel as AVCA All-Americans this season.
Kenzie Koerber, Utah, RS, Sr.
Stats: 2.81 K/S, .265 Hitting %, 2.90 D/S, .76 B/S
Becomes a two-time All-American (2019: Second Team).
Emily Londot, Ohio State, RS, Fr.
Stats: 4.07 K/S, .234 Hitting %, 2.16 D/S, .89 B/S
Becomes the 15th All-American in Buckeye history and first since 2016.
Kayla Lund, Pittsburgh, OH, Sr.
Stats: 3.74 K/S, .236 Hitting %, 2.95 D/S, 0.51 B/S
The first two-time All-American in program history.
Lauren Matthews, Western Kentucky, MB, Jr.
Stats: 3.96 K/S, .444 Hitting %, 1.22 B/S
The second All-American in program history after Alyssa Cavanaugh was a 2017 Third Team All-American.
Mac May, UCLA, OH, Jr.
Stats: 4.33 K/S, .252 Hitting %, 2.05 D/S, 0.42 B/S
Eleventh Bruin to become a two-time All-American.
Chinaza Ndee, Pittsburgh, RS/MB, Sr.
Stats: 3.38 K/S, .302 Hitting %, .94 B/S
Sixth Panther to be named an AVCA All-American.
Brooke Nuneviller, Oregon, OH, Jr.
Stats: 3.46 K/S, .227 Hitting %, 4.04 D/S, 0.29 B/S
The 12th Duck to garner All-America honors.
Anna Stevenson, Louisville, MB, Sr.
Stats: 2.38 K/S, .406 Hitting %, 1.30 B/S
Seventh Louisville athlete to earn AVCA All-America honors and first since 2012.
Azhani Tealer, Kentucky, MB, So.
Stats: 2.61 K/S, .452 Hitting %, 1.24 B/S
One of five Wildcats to earn AVCA First, Second, or Third Team honors this season.
AVCA Third-Team All-America
Mariana Brambilla, Georgia Tech, OH, Jr.
Stats: 4.22 K/S, .318 Team Hitting %, 2.88 D/S, .52 B/S
Georgia Tech's 4th AVCA All-American and first since Monique Mead in 2012.
Gabby Curry, Kentucky, L, Sr.
Stats: 3.63 D/S, .145 Opponent Team Hitting %
Joins five other Wildcat teammates on the AVCA All-America Teams.
Tori Dilfer, Louisville, S, Sr.
Stats: 10.76 A/S, .274 Team Hitting %, 2.11 D/S, .59 B/S
Joins teammate Anna Stevenson as Louisville's 7th and 8th All-Americans.
Kennedy Eschenberg, BYU, MB, Sr.
Stats: 2.60 K/S, .435 Hitting %, 1.58 B/S
The 24th All-American for BYU, which is 10th-most of any Division I school.
Lauren Forte, Florida, MB, R-Jr.
Stats: 2.03 K/S, .458 Hitting %, .90 B/S
One of two Gators to be named AVCA All-America this season.
Jhenna Gabriel, Texas, S, Jr.
Stats: 11.15 A/S, .336 Team Hitting %, 2.19 D/S
Thirty-fifth Longhorn to garner All-America status.
Kaitlyn Hord, Penn State, MB, Jr.
Stats: 2.45 K/S, .421 Hitting %, 1.32 B/S
Second AVCA All-American honor (2019: First Team).
Taryn Knuth, Florida State, MB, Jr.
Stats: 2.46 K/S, .549 Hitting %, 1.38 B/S
Fifth Seminole to garner All-America honors...Four of the five have come since the 2012 season.
Nicole Lennon, Rice, OH, Sr.
Stats: 4.29 K/S, .263 Hitting %, 2.86 D/S, 0.81 B/S
Second Owl to earn AVCA All-American honors...Was a 2019 Honorable Mention All-American.
Caitlyn Newton, Purdue, OH, Sr.
Stats: 3.93 K/S, .169 Hitting %, 1.98 D/S, 0.57 B/S
Joins Grace Cleveland as All-Americans for Purdue this season...The 12th All-American in program history.
Jamie Peterson, Dayton, OH, R-Jr.
Stats: 4.21 K/S, .307 Hitting %, 2.16 D/S, 0.65 B/S
Fourth AVCA All-American in program history.
Devyn Robinson, Wisconsin, MB/RS, Fr.
Stats: 2.60 K/S, .414 Hitting %, 1.00 B/S
Joins teammate Lauren Barnes as Wisconsin's 24th and 25th All-Americans.
Lexi Sun, Nebraska, OH, Sr.
Stats: 3.64 K/S, .242 Hitting %, 2.21 D/S, 0.65 B/S
Two-time All-American (2019: Third Team).
Roxie Wiblin, San Diego, OH, Sr.
Stats: 4.14 K/S, .285 Hitting %, 2.85 D/S
Eighth different Torero to garner All-American honors.